Department of Water Supply & Sanitation Punjab
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Job Type

Full Time

Closing Date

Jun 15 2021


Name of Post: Microbiologist

Total No. Of Vacancies: 01

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Department of Water Supply & Sanitation has established Water Quality Monitoring Infrastructure at State & District level. To carry out & monitor the process of testing of water, posts of Senior Chemist, Chemist & Microbiologist have been created in following Laboratories under the jurisdiction of respective Circle offices. Following posts are to be filled on Contract basis initially for one year, which is further extendable based upon the performance of selected candidates and requirement of Department:

Job Profile, Qualifications, Experience, Age & consolidated salary is as under:


a) Job Profile/Role & Responsibilities:

i) Responsible for day to day operations of the Laboratory.
ii) Render proper assistance to the concerned reporting officer (Senior Chemist/Chief Chemist)for achieving the targets set for water/waste water testing.
iii) Testing of water samples as well as waste water.
iv) Routine day to day operations of the respective laboratories.
v) Ensuring Calibration/verification of instruments.
vi) Ensure technical validity of laboratory’s test data and calculations
vii) Control and monitor the laboratory environment.
viii) Assuring the quality of laboratory results.
ix) Ensuring Proper house-keeping and general maintenance of laboratory and equipment.
x) Perform intermediate checks of equipments.
xi) Ensure correctness of data uploaded on IMIS/MIS/LIMS as per targeted samples tested in labs.
xii) Planning & Execution of testing jobs & ensuring timely delivery of results.
xiii) Reporting of deviations (if any) to Senior Chemist.
xiv) Ensuring availability of resources by timely putting up the requirements for purchase of consumables/supplies. The requirement of reagents should be intimated at least one month prior to likely date of complete consumption of the reagents to Sr. Chemist / Procurement Officials.
xv) Implementation of proper sampling techniques i.e. collection, preservation, transportation and analysis of physio-chemical parameters/microbiological parameters.
xvi) Maintain team spirit in lab personnel.
xvii) Chemists working in the 6 Multi District laboratories and 24 Sub Units will also collect samples from their respective schemes.
xviii) Reports to Senior Chemist.
xix) Any other duties assigned from time to time in the interest of proper water quality in the State.

b) Qualification:

i) Should possess Post-Graduation in Sciences with Microbiology/Biotechnology/Biological Sciences as specialization from a recognized University. Should have minimum 50% marks in the qualifying examination.
ii) Minimum 80 Hour Computer Course from ISO Certified Institute or its equivalent at the time of appointment OR complete the 80 hour course within 3 months from the date of appointment of selected candidate
iii) Punjabi up to matriculation standard or its equivalent or should complete the course in Punjabi within 6 months from the date of appointment of selected candidate.

c) Experience:

Minimum 5 Years experience in analytical Laboratory in a Government Department or Public Sector undertaking or reputed private organization after completion of qualifying degree.

d) Age:
37 years or below

e) Salary:
48000/- per month

General Conditions:

1. Candidates are required to give two preferences for posting location, which cannot be altered afterwards.
2. All posts are purely on contract basis for a period of one year & likely to be extended annually considering the performance of the candidate & requirement of the Department.
3. No other financial benefits will be given except consolidated salary. Besides, mobile allowance(as fixed by the Department) and TA & DA (as per Pb. Govt. rules) for performing tours as per requirement of Department shall be given.
4. Location of above posts are mentioned in table 1. These posts are non transferable except in rare cases due to administrative reasons.
5. Online applications as per prescribed format along with qualification, relevant experience certificates & one photograph should be uploaded on website via the following link on or before last date i.e. 15.06.2021 (5.00 pm). Applications received after this date/time will not be considered. While uploading application form, prescribed format for resume as available along with detailed advertisement should be filled with utmost care and diligence. Also upload detailed CV along with other document (qualification/experience) in pdf format.
6. Incomplete applications or applications submitted on any other format or means other than the prescribed format are liable to be rejected.
7. Eligible/shortlisted candidates may be called for the written examination/ screening test. List of the eligible candidates for written examination/screening test /interview will be uploaded on website only. Candidates are advised to check website regularly for information.
8. All correspondence regarding the recruitment with shortlisted candidates, addendum/ corrigendum shall be done through department's website portal only.
9. The requisite experience for the post will be counted from the date of acquiring the prescribed minimum essential qualification for that post (post qualification experience).
10. Applicants are free to attach additional qualification/experience, if any beyond the requisite qualification/Experience.
11. If at any time or during scrutiny of the Application Form/documents submitted by the candidate or otherwise, if any document, statement or any other information submitted by the candidate is found to be false or incorrect as per the selection/eligibility criteria, the Department reserves the right to cancel the selection of the candidate.
12. No TA/DA will be given for attending the screening test/interview.
13. Selection process:

a) Department will scrutinize all the applications received with in prescribed schedule and shortlist the eligible candidates.
b) Based on the marks scored in the written/screening test(if conducted), Department will shortlist maximum five times the advertised posts for interview at circle office level, where shortlisted candidates will be required to appear for interview.
c) Final selection will be made based on the merit & final posting will be given to the selected candidates based on his/her preference given in the application form.

Administrative Officer O/o Head,
Department of Water Supply & Sanitation Water Works Complex,
Phase-2, S.A.S.Nagar SAS Nagar (Punjab)
Website: 0172-4330229, 4330352


(1) Any corrigendum (s) to this recruitment notice shall be published on above website only.
(2) Applications should be sent on prescribed performa available on above website.
(3) Applications can be sent online on